Politics and extramarital affairs aside, if [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bill Clinton[/lastfm] were your neighbor, you would be at his house for barbecues all summer long. There would be the juiciest burgers, coolers full of frosty beer, and an inground pool with an inner tube calling your name.
And when he wasn’t jammin’ out on his saxaphone, his iPod would have a pretty great playlist for you to enjoy.
It’s undeniable. Bill Clinton has embraced music before, during, and after his time in the White House. He helped Rock the Vote, held his “Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball” in 1993, and has been known to hang with some notable music icons… David Bowie and Mick Jagger among them.
Bill even had U2 perform an acoustic set at the 10th Anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation, which has a mission to “alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens — leveraging their expertise, resources, and passions — to turn good intentions into measurable results.”
Bill is obviously a music buff, but what would be on his iPod during those memorable summer gatherings on the Clinton Estate? The former President composed a list of his Top 20 Songs, and we have them here for you to check out!
Mickey Magnum – “In The Presence Of Jehovah”
Miles Davis – “My Funny Valentine”
Nina Simone – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – “My One And Only Love”
Zoot Sims – “Summertime”
Mahalia Jackson – “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”
Igor Butman – “Nostalgie”
Judy Collins – “Chelsea Morning”
David Sanborn – “Harlem Nocturne”
Phil Coulter – “The Town I Loved So Well”
Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”
Carly Simon – “I Get Along Without You Very Well”
Stan Getz with Bahai – “Charlie Byrd”
Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Sarah McLachlan – “Angel”
Elton John – “Philadelphia Freedom”
Willie Nelson – “A Song For You”
Joan Baez – “Winds Of The Old Days”
John Williams – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Art Tatum – “There Will Never Be Another You”
What did you think of former President Bill Clinton’s playlist? Let us know in the comments section below!
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